“The Medicare Plan Market Is Alive!”

The Medicare Plan Market Is Alive!,” by Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor

“Enrollment in all types of Medicare Advantage plans increased to 21 million in January, up 7.6% from the total for January 2018, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Enrollment in the core Medicare Advantage health maintenance plans increased 6.9%, to 13.5 million. A separate CMS database shows that enrollment in the traditional Medicare program, which CMS calls Original Medicare, increased to 38.8 million in December 2018, from 38.3 million in January 2018. Total Medicare enrollment increased to 60.4 million in December, from 59.4 million in January.”

LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):

A telling imbalance.